Christopher Marlowe was an English actor, poet, playwright and spy. Born in Canterbury in 1564, Marlowe attended Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University and received degrees in 1584 and 1587. On May 30, 1593, Marlowe died in a tavern brawl, killed when one of the combatants stabbed him in the head.
In choosing our very first production as a new theatre company, we wanted something that would show off what we care about. Doctor Faustus gave us the opportunity to create something wildly theatrical, but grounded in actors' bodies and voices. We summoned demons, performed real magic, put on a clown show, and transported the audience all over the world.
Fault Line Theatre: Doctor Faustus. Regional: The Admiral's Men: Dido, Queen of Carthage, Tamburlaine, parts 1 & 2, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, The Massacre at Paris.